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MEMORIAL DAY

May 30, 2016

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GEESE IN TIBURON???

October 17, 2015

Geese visited Tiburon for their morning feast.  Stooping traffic while crossing the street they enjoyed a feast by the water.  What a sight!  www.powerhiking.comGeese 2

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PUMPKINS AT HALF MOON BAY

October 3, 2015

Nestled along some of the most scenic beaches on the magnificent California coastline, is the tranquil city of Half Moon Bay.  Scenic and peaceful, walkers, runners and bikers enjoy the coastal trail.  Sunsets are awe inspiring. Sightseers wander the shops of historic Main Street visiting the cafes and restaurants. In a few days thousands of visitors will descend on this peaceful location for the world famous annual Pumpkin Festival – food, fun, arts and crafts and pumpkins. There are pumpkin patches everywhere and visitors are in search of the perfect pumpkin. Pumpkins decorate the streets, shops and cafes. Even the historic hotel on Main Street is painted orange!

The Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival – a fun event to enjoy.

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PILGRIMAGE TO MAVERICKS

September 30, 2015

Home to monster off shore waves and world class surfing contests, there is a draw to visit Mavericks for surfers as well as beach wanderers.  The world’s best surfers come at a moment’s notice to surf Mavericks when the waves are right, but today it is enjoyed only by a flock of pelicans.  www.powerhiking.comMAVERICKS

MIRROR LAKE

August 19, 2015

On the road to Mount Hood in Oregon and tucked into the Tom Dick Harry Mountain is Mirror Lake. It is beautiful, serene,and an easy hike to get to. The trail head is well marked and the trail is wide and well kept and is a mile and a half each way. Take a picnic or just sit and relax and enjoy the scenery. Your hike through the forest of trees is well worth it.  Don’t miss it and enjoy!   http://www.powerhiking.comIMG_6272-2IMG_6281IMG_6283

VIVA WIMBLEDON!

June 30, 2014

The soccer world is watching Brazil.  The tennis world is watching England.  While the excitement of the games and matches continues, television shows us the beautiful beaches of Rio de Janeiro – Copacabana and Ipanema.  We take the cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain and we view the magnificent giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Carcovado Mountain.  In England we visit the  quaint village of Wimbledon as well as views back in London of Big Ben, The River Thames and the amazing London Eye.  Does it make you want to travel?  It sure does!

SUNSET IN SEATTLE

June 4, 2014

There are few things more dramatic and more beautiful than the sun setting over Puget Sound and the sky ablaze with glorious color. Seattle is the place to be this summer.  SEAFAIR is the first part of August and it is the perfect time to experience the traditional spirit of the Northwest.  Enjoy the sun, music and water as the Blue Angels soar in the skies and hydroplanes dash across Lake Washington.  The fleet comes in and everyone takes to their boat or a local ferry. You can visit the beautiful Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island or wander Azalea Trail or Rhododendron Glen in the Washington Arboretum.  Visit the Japanese Tea Garden, Pioneer Square, the Chittenden Lochs, or relax on a ferry boat tour of the lakes.  Do not miss Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum or the top of the Space Needle.  There is so much to see, do and enjoy in Seattle!  Let PowerHiking Seattle help you plan your trip. http://www.powerhiking.com

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FABULOUS FORREST LODGE

June 2, 2014

On the highway leading to Mt. Hood and nestled on acres of tall trees near Rhododendron, Oregon, sits Forrest Lodge.  What a find and what an absolutely fabulous spot to get away and relax and enjoy!  Nearby you will find skiing and winter sports in the winter and swimming, boating, wind surfing and all different water sports on the nearby Columbia River in summer.  Hiking Trails abound and golf is not far.  There are wineries for wine tasting and spectacular sightseeing along the magnificent scenic Columbia Gorge.  Take in Multnomah Falls or the Bonneville Lock and Dam and Fish Ladder. Or just relax among the trees and wander the Wildflower or Forrest Trails.  You will love Forrest Lodge!  powerhiking@gmail.com for contact information.Trees Forrest LodgeForrest LodgeForrest Trail Forrest LodgeWildflower Trail Forrest LodgeTotem Forrest Lodge

TIBURON CELEBRATES!

May 31, 2014

ParadiseAk Row50MainStreetNestled on the edge of San Francisco Bay, the quaint and scenic town of Tiburon is celebrating its 50th birthday.  Originally a railroad town, the downtown waterfront is the old railroad yard and the Railroad Museum is open tonight.  The trains came down from the north and individual cars were loaded onto ferries to take them to San Francisco.  No longer functional, the railroad yard has been converted to a beautiful waterfront park.  This, as well as Main Street, is the location of tonight’s celebration.  There are bands playing to celebrate the 50th birthday and food trucks as well as games for the children.  Nestled on the edge of the bay, the waterfront is the perfect spot to view the celebritory fireworks. What a wonderful evening for the town of Tiburon – now 50 years old!

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